Kyung-Soo Suk

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STUDY DESIGN A retrospective study of consecutive ankylosing spondylitis (AS) patients with spinal pseudarthrosis. OBJECTIVES To review the clinical characteristics and assess the outcomes of surgical treatment of spinal pseudarthrosis in advanced AS patients with sagittal plane deformity. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA There have been several reports(More)
STUDY DESIGN A prospective radiographic study. OBJECTIVES To analyze the relationship between craniocervical sagittal balance and thoracic inlet (TI) alignment and to present the parameters that would help predict physiological lordosis of the cervical spine. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA The physiological cervical lordosis (CL) and related factors has not(More)
BACKGROUND CONTEXT Based on the previous studies, cervical lordosis (CL) is a parameter influenced by thoracic kyphosis (TK); however, the correlations still remain unclear. Few studies have analyzed the correlations between the cervical spine lordosis and global spinopelvic balance. To date, there has been no study focused on the factors determining(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the clinical characteristics and outcomes of patients with hematogenous vertebral osteomyelitis (HVO) caused by gram-negative bacteria (GNB). METHODS We conducted a retrospective chart review of adult patients with HVO from three tertiary-care hospitals over a 7-year period. RESULTS Of the 313 microbiologically diagnosed HVO cases,(More)
STUDY DESIGN A prospective and comparative analysis of tissue injury after mini-open lumbar fusion and conventional technique. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the tissue injury quantitatively after mini-open lumbar fusion. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA The advantages of minimally invasive techniques demonstrated by clinical reports have been a smaller scar, lesser(More)
STUDY DESIGN A prospective study of 12 patients with thoracolumbar spinal fractures was conducted. OBJECTIVE To assess the feasibility of ultrasound examination for posterior ligament complex injury in thoracolumbar spinal fractures. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA In posterior ligament complex injury of thoracolumbar spine fracture, the reliability of(More)
STUDY DESIGN A prospective study was performed in 45 patients with ankylosing spondylitis. OBJECTIVES To assess the outcomes of decancellation pedicle subtraction extension osteotomy in ankylosing spondylitis patients with severe fixed kyphotic deformity. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA There have been several studies regarding correction of kyphotic(More)
STUDY DESIGN A prospective, randomized study. OBJECTIVE To analyze the effect of local retropharyngeal steroid to reduce prevertebral soft tissue swelling (PSTS) after anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA There have been several reports on intravenous corticosteroid to prevent airway complication without a(More)
STUDY DESIGN A retrospective study. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy and safety of the pedicle subtraction osteotomy (PSO) as a technique for correction of fixed sagittal imbalance with multiple etiologies. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA This report represents the largest and longest series of patients with fixed sagittal imbalance other than ankylosing(More)
STUDY DESIGN A retrospective study. OBJECTIVE To analyze incidence of asymptomatic cervical cord compression and related factors in lumbar stenosis patients. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Neural compression resulted from degenerative disc is not unusual in the asymptomatic cervical spine. However, its incidence and clinically related factors in lumbar(More)